Monday, July 28, 2014

Outfit: Vintage Photoshoot Pt. 1


So, a few weeks ago I had some special young friends of mine stay with me. I decided that I wanted to dress them up and have a vintage photoshoot. together. I will post pictures of them later this week, but here is what I wore for the occasion! This red and black dress is one of the most unique I have found, with an interesting tie at the neck, one pocket on the right side, and such a pretty fabric. I wish this one were a bit longer though, and I'm thinking of taking out the existing hem to see if it was hemmed twice by chance. I got this dress along with about six or seven others that were all hemmed very short so I assume whoever owned them must have been quite short as well and needed several hem-ings to make them the right length.












Happy Monday, friends! I have quite the busy day planned for myself and so I'd better get to it! :)

God Bless,
KJA


Wearing:
Dress, Belt- Vintage, Benson's Flea Market
Shoes- Vintage, Thrifted
Lipstick- Revlon Cream Lipstick in Raisin Rage

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Devotional: James 2


I have a confession to make. Sometimes I have no idea what parts of the Bible I'm supposed to be reading. I just pick it up and flip to somewhere in the new testament and read until I feel as though I understand the passage. Lately, I've been flipping to James.

Guys and gals, James is where it's at.

I'm not sure why I felt connected to this particular passage. Perhaps it was because I've seen it too many times in ways that are less obvious than this piece of scripture speaks. Perhaps it is because we've been thinking a lot lately about what church we should be attending, paying special attention to how the politics of the church body are handled. Whatever the reason I took this group of verses to heart and decided to just share the first half of James 2 with you this morning.

James 2:1-13
My dear brothers and sisters how can you claim to have faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ if you favor some people over others?
For example, suppose someone comes into your meeting dressed in fancy clothes and expensive jewelry, and another comes in who is poor and dressed in dirty clothes. If you give special attention and a good seat to the rich person, but you say to the poor one, “You can stand over there, or else sit on the floor”—well, doesn’t this discrimination show that your judgments are guided by evil motives?
Listen to me, dear brothers and sisters. Hasn’t God chosen the poor in this world to be rich in faith? Aren’t they the ones who will inherit the Kingdom he promised to those who love him? But you dishonor the poor! Isn’t it the rich who oppress you and drag you into court? Aren’t they the ones who slander Jesus Christ, whose noble name you bear?
Yes indeed, it is good when you obey the royal law as found in the Scriptures: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” But if you favor some people over others, you are committing a sin. You are guilty of breaking the law.
10 For the person who keeps all of the laws except one is as guilty as a person who has broken all of God’s laws. 11 For the same God who said, “You must not commit adultery,” also said, “You must not murder.” So if you murder someone but do not commit adultery, you have still broken the law.
12 So whatever you say or whatever you do, remember that you will be judged by the law that sets you free. 13 There will be no mercy for those who have not shown mercy to others. But if you have been merciful, God will be merciful when he judges you.


For some reason I feel like things haven't changed much since James wrote this letter. It is a good reminder that people are people, no matter what they've been through or what their status is according to men. God loves each the same and wants a body of believers, not a body of those trying to glorify themselves. 

God Bless, 
KJA

 

Friday, July 25, 2014

Remix: Grandma's Blue Blouse

An item I have loved time and time again in my closet is this vintage blue blouse of my grandmother's. Whenever I find a vintage collared blouse at a thrift store I buy it, regardless of its size. They are just so perfect to throw under dresses and cardigans, or just be worn by themselves! But this blue beauty grandma made takes the cake. It has a dainty little collar, pleating down the front, and little white buttons. I love it. I want to learn to make one so I can have one in every color and print imaginable (I just said that about my last dress, too. Sheesh :) ).







God Bless!
KJA


James 1:22
But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Outfit: Picnic Skirt


Hi Dolls! Hope you're having a wondrous week. I am currently off again visiting family (gosh, summers are wonderful that way), so I'll leave you with an outfit I wore to church a couple of Sundays ago. This skirt and blouse seemed made for one another when I spied them together in my closet, they both have such wonderful peachy hues. This bag is a delightful Dooney and Bourke that is for sale in my shop! I love the size and shape of it, it's one of my favorite items!













Happy Wednesday!
God Bless,
KJA


Psalm 119:29
Keep me from lying to myself; give me the privilege of knowing your instructions.


Wearing:
Top- Grandmother's, Similar
Skirt- Vintage, Similar
Shoes- Gordman's, Similar
Bag- Dooney and Bourke, Midwest Charm Vintage

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Hair Turtorial: Pompadour Gibson Roll


Good day to you! I completed another hair tutorial for you this week, this time a pompadour/gibson roll style which is one of the most fun to wear (ok, I say that about all of them don't I?). Anyway I hope you enjoy and that this tutorial is somewhat helpful for you!


 Hopefully it should come out something like this!





God Bless!
KJA

James 2:26
Just as the body is dead without breath, so also faith is dead without good works.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Outfit: 1950's Feather Hat



Hello my darlings! Did you all have a nice weekend? Last Friday I got to spend the day hanging out with my two sisters and three nephews. We went to a little water park and it was such a blast! The boys had much more stamina than we were expecting and we splashed and played for nearly two and a half hours, it was fantastic. My five year old nephew even found his 'girlfriend' from swimming lessons there, so his day was made. I think my favorite part of the day was when my three year old nephew was beginning to get tired and cold, he got all wrapped up in a towel and snuggled on my lap for, like a whole five minutes! Little boys rarely sit down, so those moments are such a treat and there's nothing quite as snuggly as a little kid wrapped in a towel. Peak cuddliness I tell you!


I feel such a fondness for this dress. My grandmother made it, and when I visit in a couple of weeks I'm going to ask her if she still has the pattern for it, because wouldn't this be the perfect dress to have in every color? I'm not sure whether she used patterns for her clothes or whether she just made them because she is awesome. I'm guessing she had patterns for at least some of her clothes. I'm determined to learn how to sew and get skilled enough at it to be able to do difficult patterns from say, the 30's and 40's. When I visit her we may just try a skirt, or something very simple for me to learn the basics of a machine. I did sew a pillow in 7th grade home economics, does that count?








I recently thrifted this hat and have been contemplating adding it to my shop. It is adorned all in feathers, which are so very delicate. I'm worried if I sent it through the mail it would fall apart! If anyone is interested, let me know! I also added several items to the shop this week, so go have a look-see if you want!
I'm also working on a hair tutorial for you for this style, as I realized I've worn it similarly in my last two posts. Hopefully it will be ready for you tomorrow around midday!







Have a blessed Monday everyone, and stay cool this week, ya?
God Bless,
KJA




1 John 1:7
But if we are living in the light, as God is in the light, then we have fellowship with each other, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, cleanses us from all sin.



Wearing:
Dress- Grandmother's
Bag, Hat, Belt- Vintage, thrifted
Shoes-  Buffalo Exchange
Lips- Pixi Shea Butter Lipbalm in Coral from my Birchbox